Friday, November 25, 2005

If This House is a Rockin'...!

If you thought some twinkling lights and a lawn Santa Claus would win "Best Lighting Design" to your house in your neighborhood tournament, check this video out. I bet that the neighbors next to this guy must hate him for what he did. How this guy did it, I don't know...

Thanks TJ for showing me this video!

Thursday, November 24, 2005

Happy Thanksgiving, Everyone!

I just would like to wish everyone the very best today!

What am I thankful for...?

- All the computer repair business that I have received over the past year!
- Those that kept me going when things seemed down...
- That I don't have to work today!
- Everyone who reads my blog (and all those who have visited any or all of my web sites)

(My favorite part of Thanksgiving, the pumpkin pie... Oh, yeah!)

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Hey Everybody...

IT IS TRISTYN'S 23RD BIRTHDAY!!!!

If you know her... Be sure to wish her a Happy Birthday!!!

Monday, November 21, 2005

Good Luck, Katrina!

For safety reasons, I can't tell everyone exactly where she is going to work...

I wanted to write about this on Saturday, but you read why earlier...

I just want to wish Katrina the best at her new job. She is no longer going to be working with me at Super Saver. Well, the new place you are at, I wish you the best of luck and hope that you have a fun time there. It was great to get to know you, especially while we were at Van Winkle.

Oh, and thanks for spotting me on the Jumbo-Tron at the Jazz game a few years back. That made me, acting like a fool on the Jumbo-Tron, worth it. LoL.

Sunday, November 20, 2005

Home...

Well, where to start about my trip on Thursday and Friday...

THURSDAY
Let see, Tristyn woke me up early again on Thursday. Well, it was early to me. I went to bed very late because I was up most of Wednesday night/Thursday early morning re-working the HTML code and design on my tech-tonics.com website. It has more than just one page now. I have it looking like the way I had it a few months ago, but not so complicated this time. Check it out! Sorry, no Santa hat on the M of .com... Yet... I'll wait until after Thanksgiving.

Well, I finally got up around 11:30AM and started to get ready to leave. Before I could leave town, I had to ship a package to someone in New York who finally bid on and won the pack of cards that I placed on eBay three, four weeks ago. I didn't make a profit on it. I just ended up making back the money it took to place it on eBay 3 or 4 times.

I then went and picked Tristyn up and we headed to my work to pick up my paycheck. Cashed it and headed up to Brigham City. We had to stop at the Wal-Mart in Brigham City because I needed get some socks. lol. We then continued on up through Sardine Canyon, up on through Logan into Franklin, Idaho. We had to stop at La Tienda to cash our previous winning lotto tickets. After that, we drove on into Preston, Idaho. We decided two things when we drove into town. One, we will drive up on into Pocatello, Idaho to spend the night there, and two, we will stop and eat at Big J Burger in Preston before heading up on through to Pocatello.

We finished eating and headed on up into Pocatello. Just a bit of advice... When traveling on lone roads and you are listening to your iPod, have another person change the song or artist or whatever function for you. If Tristyn didn't say anything, I would have rolled my car because a turn came out of no where while I was looking down at my iPod.

We had to stop really quick in Downey, Idaho at the Shell Gas station. That is a must when visiting that part of Idaho. After Downey, I kept driving north to Pocatello. When we arrived to Pocatello, I got off the first exit and started driving around Pocatello to find a place to stay. Ugh! Trying to find your way around there is a nightmare. Well, we finally found a Holiday Inn (that was the best looking hotel/motel up there) and registered to stay there for the night. Unloaded my car of our luggage and then we headed to the store to get some alcohol.

While we were drinking (in the room), we watched Golden Girls. I haven't watched that show in YEARS! After that was over, we found something on HBO about the Adult Video Industry. Did you know that there is an award show for these things? And also, the porn that Andy tries to watch in "The 40 Year Old Virgin" called, "Space Nuts" (a mock of Star Wars), is an actual porn video. It won best comedy in porn. LoL!

After that watching that show on HBO, Tristyn and I tried to straighten up our act to walk down to the gas station near the hotel, but failed every time because every minute we were cracking each other up because of how stupid we were acting. We first has to stop by the lobby of our hotel and use the internet on the complimentary computer. That's sad. Even on vacation, I can't get away from a computer.

We came back to the room and I partied some more. Now I see why I shouldn't drink anymore... I opened my "vault". I am not going to say what I talked about, just that I need to express myself and talk more often when normal.

After getting that personal stuff off my chest, Tristyn soon after fell asleep and I stayed up drinking more and watched an episode of Frasier.

I did exactly the one thing that I wanted to do on this trip... I got wasted. Well, because of me doing that, I know it's not best for me to drink anymore because of how bad I was in the morning.


FRIDAY
How bad did it get? ... I won't get into the full details, but Tristyn had to drive us home. She found it kind of funny that whenever we take her car, I always drive (95% of the time) and she will rest when I drive. This time, we took my car and she drove home while I slept. So, the car ride home was a blur because I slept.

When we got back to Salt Lake, we came to my house and we both crashed (me some more). Later, I had gotten enough strength back to take Tristyn home. Also, I could finally eat something and could keep it down.

Later Friday night, Tristyn came back over to my house. We then drove to my work because we had to drop off some "presents".

Well, one thing is for sure. No more alcohol. I've had my fun. Now it's time to get back to being serious again.

I know that young people, like my brother, read this blog. I just want to say that alcohol is not the way to go. There are other and much better things you could be doing...

Thursday, November 17, 2005

Busy, Busy Day...

Well, yesterday, I had a busy day.

First, Tristyn woke me up much earlier than I normally get up. But after getting ready and then leaving my house, we first stopped off at the library to pick up some CD's. I finally have a Kiss and Grateful Dead album now. Sweet! I say "album", meaning one album a piece.

Then, we quickly stopped at Jason's Deli to get me something for my breakfast (even though it was after noon o'clock by the time we got there). We then headed out to the Gateway Plaza because she wanted to visit The Living Planet Aquarium. Well, before we headed in to check that out, we stopped in at Borders and I bought three computer books. One of them is about PHP.

PHP is a computer language that is used in web pages. So if I actually completely read this entire book, and figure out how to write in PHP, many of you who actually read my blog will be able to write your comments and opinions about any of my future blog entries. You have a voice to, and I would like to hear... I mean, read, what you have to say about what I write. So, hopefully I can get that figured out.

Sorry, back to my story. I bought those 3 books and then we headed to and checked out the aquarium. It was interesting. However, I believe the Aquarium of the Bay on Pier 39 in San Francisco is much better because they have a tank you can look up and see creatures of the sea [PICTURE].

Well, after checking out the aquarium, we officially had lunch at the California Pizza Kitchen. They still know how to make a pizza. Their food is so good, I'm craving a pizza right now as I write this, the style of pizza that we ate. Good thing they make and sell this style of pizza in stores. This stuff is addicting like crack... Mmm-hmm!

After eating, we walked over to the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory and I purchased some Sea Foam. Never tried it? Well... Go! Try it! We left Gateway and headed to the dollar movies. I was able to finally see The 40-Year-Old Virgin. It is a good movie, but nothing beats Napoleon Dynamite. And yes, I did notice the MST3K:TM poster that I mentioned earlier..

After the movie, came home and started packing for Idaho. I then remembered that I have a blog to write, so here I am. Plus, I'm only going up for the night, so I don't need to pack much.

Well, see you all on Saturday!

Saturday, November 12, 2005

Hello, World!

Well, thanks to JoAnna, I signed up for an account on MySpace. As of now, I'm trying to change the coding to get it so anyone can read my blog here instead of me posting another one there.

Although I just created the account, I am not planning to post a lot on there. I'm going to keeping my blog here, and keeping this web page updated more than on there.

Dang it! Because I've been messing around with that, I am missing precious moments with catching up on Lost.

Friday, November 11, 2005

It Was a Stroll Down Memory Lane

Well, I walked around my neighborhood and passed out flyers yesterday, and it felt weird. I haven't walked up to each house in my neighborhood like that since I was in the 6-8th grade, because of Halloween. Oh well, not time for sweets. It time to start letting people know I am out there and ready to do business.

Thursday, November 10, 2005

Let's Hope This Works

I had Tuesday and Wednesday off. On Tuesday, I had Kinko's (excuse me... FedEx Kinko's) copy a flyer that I had personally made to help promote tech-tonics.com in my neighborhood. I was planning on passing them out around my neighborhood on Wednesday, but I accidentally slept in a little too late (see why below, lol). Well, I guess it was a good thing that I didn't post them, because someone else posted flyers on people's doors around my neighborhood. I believe, had I posted my flyers and had those other flyers mixed with them... a large amount of people would have just ended up throwing both flyers away.

So, if I can get myself to get up early today, I'll be passing those flyers out...

Monday, November 7, 2005

Late Birthday Wish!

I just found out that it was Katrina's birthday this past week. She never told me her birth date... So, I'd like to wish her a late...
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

I would post how old she is, but I don't know that answer... So you are in the clear this time Katrina. ; )

Wednesday, November 2, 2005

Sorry, You Have To Be A Member To Apply

I got the response from NUOMA on applying to be the webmaster-- You have to be a member of NUOMA (which is $15 to join, even if you don't own a Mustang) and you also have to 'nominate yourself' for the position you are willing to do.

Yeah right! I am never good with dealing with elections. Plus, pay $15 dollars to join just to do something that I wouldn't get paid for, and probably would not be able to become a "sponsor" if I did do this-- ???. No thank you...